ALAMEDA – Raiders slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner was stretching with his team to start Wednesday's practice, a light session conducted without helmets.
The veteran cover man did some work during the portion open to the press, but apparently didn't do much after that.
He was formally considered a non-participant on the team's practice report, which is an estimation considering the workout was only a walk-through.
The Raiders have moved lighter sessions to Wednesday, with intensity ratcheting up on Thursday and then down a bit on Friday.
Head coach Jon Gruden didn't say much about Joyner's health status, after he missed a Week 11 victory over Cincinnati due to a hamstring injured the previous game.
"He got in some work," Gruden said. "…We weren't doing much today, as you could see, in terms of full speed work. We got a lot of reps today. I'm hopeful that he'll be ready to play, but we'll see how it goes when we lather them up [Thursday]."
Nevin Lawson assumed Joyner's role and was solid in the high-priced veteran's place.
The Raiders obviously need one of their defensive captains healthy as soon as possible, as the Raiders push to make a playoff run. It's uncertain, though unlikely, that Joyner can come back to play the Jets.
They would like him back the following week against Kansas City, which could be a showdown for AFC West supremacy.
David Sharpe wasn't thought to be available with a calf strain, though starting right tackle Trent Brown continues to play through knee issues.
Raiders practice report
Did not practice
CB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring)
OT David Sharpe (calf)
RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)
C Rodney Hudson (ankle)
OT Trent Brown (knee)
NOTE: The Raiders conducted a walk-through practice on Wednesday. Therefore, the participation report is an estimation.